Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Selected Artists - Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2014

93 works by 73 artists from across the UK have been selected for the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2014. The first prize is £10,000 and the exhibition opens at the Mall Galleries on 15th September 2014.

Below you can find a list of the names of the artists together with links to their websites where these could be found.  Any errors please let me know (see side column for how to contact me).
  • Bill Aldridge - founder of Drawing London
  • Delia Baillie - a watercolour artist based in Dundee
  • Alberta Bamonte - an Italian artist who has lived in the UK since 1984. An interesting website - I think her work might be printing with water-based inks
  • Guy Beggs - mostly works in oil on his website
  • Varsha Bhatia - a watercolour artist specialising in very precise architectural paintings. Previously selected for the STWC. The work selected for the exhibition is a painting of Westminster Abbey in ink.
  • Akash Bhatt - works in a variety of media; a previous prizewinner in this competition
  • Patricia Bray -  aScottish artist; I'm not sure if this is the correct website but it looks more likely than not
  • Isobel Brigham - an example of how you can have just one page and say quite a lot about your art just using images.
  • Hogarth Neville Brown 
  • Susan Brown - another artist who likes painting architecture - in mixed media - and another one page website which provides a lot of information about the artist
  • Christine Bruce - studying for a BA Hons Creative Arts at the OCA
  • George Butler - this is the chap who does reportage illustration, specialises in travel and current affairs and sketched the war in Syria. His drawings, done in situ are in pen, ink and watercolour.  This is a video of his TED talk

  • Elizabeth Butterworth - draws and paints birds and their feathers in pencil, ink and gouache - and then produces limited edition monographs of collections of her etchings.
  • John Cahill - produces detailed landscapes in acrylic and gouache
  • Steve Caldwell - produces meticulously realistic artwork in acrylics
  • Laura Callaghanan Irish illustrator based in South East London. She hand draws using a mixture of watercolour, indian ink and isograph pen. This is her blog http://lauracallaghanillustration.tumblr.com
  • Olga Cannon-Brookes - a Russian-born artist, a graduate of the Imperial Academy of Fine Arts in St.Petersburg and a previous finalist in the STWC. The painting selected for the exhibition is "The Sins of Gluttony and Lust" which has multiple references to paintings from the past
  • Anca Carrington - the work selected is a sumi ink wash painting called Day after day
  • Rosalind Chapman - her work has appeared in exhibitions for other art competitions
  • Philip Clarke - I'm not sure which is the website for this artist. Unless he mainly produces prints and drawings
  • Richard P Cook RBA - elected a Member of the Royal Society of British Artists in 1976
  • Julie D Cooper - based in St Ives, Cornwall and St Albans, Hertfordshire. Uses gouache.
  • Janet Darley - works as a community artist and tutor. Enjoys working en plein air. Janet creates impressionistic and abstract images in gouache, using organic forms and found objects as a starting point (see below for the work selected for the exhibition)
Towards North by Janet Darley15.7" x 19.7" x 0.4"
Gouache On Paper begun plein aire and finished in studio

  • Leo Davey - a painter and illustrator whose work indicates a fascination with patterns and mark-making
  • Amy Dennis - her work is in tempera and often combines landscape with still life. Tempera is a permanent, fast-drying painting medium consisting of colored pigment mixed with a water-soluble binder medium. (see my website - Egg Tempera – Resources for Artists)
  • Sara Dudman - Not a watercolourist in a conone of her ways of working is with Gesso, gouache, ink, graphite and charcoal on paper
  • Mark Elsmore - he works in gouache. Mark is the 2012 winner of the Sunday Times Watercolour Prize - see Mark Elsmore wins Sunday Times Watercolour 2012
  • Shirley Felts - She's American by birth but has lived in London since 1970. I had a print of a Shirley Felts painting on my wall for many years when I was younger. She's masterful at painting negative spaces in watercolour. I'm hoping the work which has been selected in a painting of a rainforest as there is an excellent gallery of such paintings on her website.
  • Jane Fielder - Jane has two paintings in the exhibition. She is also the owner of the Bingley Gallery in West Yorkshire
  • David Firmstone - Past Vice President of the Royal Watercolour Society and winner of the Turner Prize for Watercolours in 2013
  • Brian Fleming - he uses gouache for "the slow build-up of details and for expressing sharpness and clarity of light."
  • Peter Fleming - selected for the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize in 2014
  • David Forster - won the £10,000 First Prize in the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition in 2013 - see David Forster wins Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2013
  • Mari French - lives and works in Norfolk, UK, producing atmospheric, abstracted paintings in acrylics, mixed media and watercolour, inspired by rural, coastal and industrial landscapes.
  • Steven Garner 
  • Christopher Green - He produces absolutely wonderful ink drawings/paintings pieced together from several pieces of paper which I stare at for ages. A runner up in in the Lynn Painter Stainers Prize in 2012 - see Antony Williams wins Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2012 and Review: Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2012 Exhibition
  • Nicola Gregory 
  • Gary Groucutt -  a photographer who also paints
  • Henry Hagger 
  • David Hamilton - 
  • Peter Haslam Fox - won the 2008 Sunday Times & Royal Watercolour Society Young Artist Award - see RWS/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition - prizewinners and selected artists
  • Emma Haworth - Won the £10,000 First Prize in 2010 - see Emma Haworth wins Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2010
  • David Henderson - a professional member of The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours (RSW). He leads Gray’s Parallel Art School and teaches drawing and painting.
  • Paul Hoare - I'm afraid Paul has one of those websites which don't let you out once you're in - I'm not a fan of the navigation.  Such a pity to be commenting on the website rather than the art.
  • Marguerite Horner - a landscape painter with a difference. She typically works monochromatically and in oils. I don't think I've ever seen her work in watercolour
  • Andrew Horrod - won the Smith & Williamson Cityscape Prize in 2013 - see David Forster wins Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2013
  • Barry Idris Jackson - works mainly with printmaking, both relief and intaglio
  • Henry Jones - a landscape painter (I think)
  • James Judgerecent work is based around the Thames Estuary. However most of his paintings online are in oil
  • Janet KenyonWinner of Smith & Williamson Cityscape Prize in the The Royal Watercolour Society/The Sunday Times Exhibition 2009.  See Exhibition Review - Royal Watercolour Society / Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibition
  • Charlotte Knox - Sea Pinks and Lichen, Ireland has been selected for the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2014. This is her blog http://charlottesknox.blogspot.co.uk
  • Siu Ying Yvonne Koograduated with a Masters degree in Fine Art (2013) from Manchester School of Art. Currently exploring traditional Chinese painting by using proverbs and illustration. She has an International artist residency in Fukuoka, Japan in 2015, supported by Arts Council England 
  • Thomas Lamb - selected for both the SWTC and the ING Discerning Eye last year
  • Dennis Lewis  - probably a Welsh artist since his paintings are of Brecon
  • Debbie Locke RWA and Sarah Dudman - this is the only collaboration selected for the exhibition. The collaboration relates to a farm in the Blackdown Hills. The two artists are exploring and attemmpting to capture the relationship between the farmer, the sheep and the sheep dogs.
  • Kathryn Maple - There's a considerable amount of drawing in Kathryn's paintings. I'm guessing that the painting selected comes from her Dumfries House Residency in 2014
  • Danny Markey - I have regularly seen Danny's work selected for other major art competitions. He was the second prizewinner in the RWS/STWC exhibition in 2009 and a runner up in the Lynn Painter Stainers Prize in 2013
  • Angus McEwan RSW ARWS - Over the past decade Angus has painted Venice, Lucca, Florence, Sienna, Barcelona, Madrid, Los Angeles, Marrakech, Havana, Cuba, Essaouira, London, Beijing, Xian, Yangtze, Guilin, Yangshuo and Scotland.
  • Daisy Millner - I'm wondering if this artist has entered an aquatint
  • Wladyslaw Mirecki - a self-taught landscape painter. Every time I visit the gallery which exhibits his work I'm sure I see the same painting - or maybe he just likes painting the same viaduct?
  • Paul Newland NEAC VPRWS - Vice President of the Royal Watercolour Society and winner of the winner of The Turner Watercolour Award and Turner Medal in 2008. You'll also find I have written a lot of admiring words about his watercolour paintings on this blog
  • David A Parfitt RI - a landscape painter, working with Watercolours and water-based media; he was elected a member of The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours in 2011
  • John Patterson - There's rather a lot of people with this name and I can't work out the website
  • Matthew Phinn - he is a permanent member of the Japanese National Watercolour Society. He's also been selected for the STWC three times prior to this year
  • Jonathan Pitts - a landscape painter and previous winner of the 2nd prize at the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition - see John Hunt wins Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2011 and REVIEW: Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibition 2011
  • Dennis Roxby Bott RWS - elected a member of the royal Watercolour Society in 1983, Dennis creates very precise paintings of architecture and cars
  • Richard Selby - I've found a gallery website but not an artist's website
  • Noga Shatz - According to her website "Noga Shatz is a painter , a dreamer and a rock & roller ."
  • Ian Sidaway RI - this is a gallery of his latest work. Ian has a very graphical style and this is his blog Ian Sidaway Fine line
  • Robert SodenRobert is a landscape painter who has undertaken many commissions nationally and internationally
  • Sian Wilkins - Sian seems to like painting people at Glyndebourne
  • Michael Williams - I'm not sure this artist has a website
  • Lucy Willis - I have all her books and love her style of watercolour painting.   I particularly like her landscapes and interiors

Selection Panel

The 2014 judges are:
  • Sarah Armstrong Jones Artist
  • Desmond Shawe-Taylor CVO Surveyor of the Queen’s Pictures
  • Ben Ravenscroft Artist
  • Louis Wise Critic & Writer, The Sunday Times

Sunday Times Watercolour 2014 - exhibition

The exhibition can be seen at:
  • Mall Galleries: Mon 15 - Sat 20 September 2014, 10am to 5pm
  • Guildford House Gallery, Guildford: 14 November - 3 December 2014

1 comment:

  1. Interesting to see a list of finalists here as I haven't seen one published anywhere else. Thanks for the link by the way.


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